Investigators of Primorye MIA bribed authorities to receive awards and avoid reprimands
Colonel of Justice Ilya Shamratov and his mediator are detained on suspicion of taking bribes.
With regard to the Deputy Head of the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Primorye (ID MIA), Justice Colonel Ilya Shamratov, a criminal case is initiated. The Investigation Department of the MID ICR accuses the high-ranking police officer of bribe-taking.
According to investigators, the Colonel of Justice received money through an intermediary from the investigator, who is his immediate subordinate. For a bribe, the amount of which was not specified, Shamratov promised to reward his subordinate and not to bring him to liability "for the improper performance of duties, and further connivance in the service."
The Deputy Head of the ID MIA in Primorye and his mediator are detained. In addition, Shamratov's colleagues may become defendants in the criminal case. Investigators set the possible range of persons involved in corruption case.
Previously, the CrimeRussia reported that investigators raided Shamratov's office and his home. In addition, operational activities were held in the apartments of a number of Ministry of Internal Affairs employees, whose names were not disclosed.
Colonel of Justice Ilya Shamratov was appointed the Head of the MIA Investigation Department in Primorye in September of 2013. Before that, he had served as the Deputy Head of the General Administration for Transport in the Far Eastern Federal District. In the summer of 2016, Primorye media wrote that the official was the highest-paid policeman of the region. In 2015, Ilya Shamratov made 3.637 million rubles and a year earlier his salary was 6.42 millions. The sources of Shamratov’s income were not declared.